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French PM defends 'French agricultural exception' amid protests

MADRID, 30 Ene.

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French PM defends 'French agricultural exception' amid protests


The Prime Minister of France, Gabriel Attal, was in favor of a "French agricultural exception" this Tuesday amid protests by farmers, who have kept numerous roads blocked throughout the country throughout the day.

"Our agriculture is a strength because it constitutes one of the foundations of our identity and our tradition," he stressed during a speech before the National Assembly, promising that the Government will be present, without "ambiguities", in the face of the challenges posed by this sector.

Likewise, he assured that they will announce new measures through an emergency fund to help winegrowers, especially in the Occitania region. "From March 15, all CAP aid will be paid into farmers' bank accounts," he said.

Attal has also promised that the tax system aimed at allowing livestock farmers to "cope with inflation" will be strengthened, although he has stressed that the crisis in the sector will not be resolved "in a few weeks", according to the France Info channel. .

French Agriculture Minister Marc Fesneau will travel to Brussels on Wednesday to meet with European Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski and Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton, his office said.

The Peasant Confederation called this Tuesday to block all distribution logistics centers following Attal's speech, which does not offer "any long-term perspective" for workers in the sector.